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Pat Ennis

Pat Ennis is a distinguished professor of Homemaking and Director of Homemaking Programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Pat is a speaker and author. Her most recent release is The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook with Dorothy Patterson (Crossway, March 2013).

The Single Woman’s Home

By on July 24, 2014 in House and Home with 4 Comments
The Single Woman’s Home

As a Christian woman, trained as a Home Economist, I never expected to be single past my mid-twenties. However, the Lord had a much different plan for me and has gently matured my attitude toward singleness, as well as the purpose of marriage.   I know now that I should marry only if our united lives […]

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Is Cleanliness Really Next to Godliness?

By on April 10, 2014 in House and Home with 0 Comments
Is Cleanliness Really Next to Godliness?

My mother was the original Martha Stewart!  Our home was always a special blend of comfort and cleanliness.  She firmly believed the statement that “cleanliness is next to godliness!”  As an only child I “shadowed” her daily as she made our home a haven of order and peacefulness that was a refuge from worldly chaos […]

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Bringing the Mission Field to My Dining Room Table

By on February 11, 2014 in House and Home with 1 Comment
Bringing the Mission Field to My Dining Room Table

The twenty-first century church has cultivated highly sophisticated procedures and tools for missions and evangelism—training sessions, online and media resources, seminars, manuals, and methodology books are readily available.  However, as I study Scripture, I find that the home as well as the church served as the center for missions and evangelism in the early expansion […]

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

By on November 12, 2013 in Holiday with 2 Comments
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

As the days shorten and calendar pages are turned, thoughts of holiday celebrations begin to occupy our minds.  Amidst your planning may I pose a question—who will comprise your holiday guest list this year? Before you respond, consider these thoughts: Holidays can be painful times for those without extended family in the immediate area. It […]

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Seasons of Mentoring

By on March 27, 2012 in Ministry with 2 Comments

It’s spring! The trees are budding, the grass is greening, flowers are bursting forth with color – allergies are afflicting those who are sensitive to pollen!  As a new Texas resident this spring I experienced allergies for the first time.  I don’t care for them but I do love spring and summer!  However, like the […]

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Mentoring from Your Home

By on February 20, 2012 in House and Home, Ministry with 2 Comments
Mentoring from Your Home

My commitment to mentoring comes from my early years as a young professional when there was an absence of older women who were willing to lend a helping hand.  Many offered criticism, few offered help.  I vowed that if I could grow past these experiences, I would be willing to help others on their spiritual […]

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Balanced Bodies and Satisfied Souls

By on December 6, 2011 in Personal Growth with 0 Comments
Balanced Bodies and Satisfied Souls

Soon a new year will stretch before you filled with the potential to deepen your relationship with your heavenly Father and to increase your ability to fulfill the special plan He has just for you!  You are more likely to fulfill that plan if you are spiritually and physically fit.  How will you begin the […]

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Overcoming the Elijah Effect

By on November 3, 2011 in Faith with 1 Comment
Overcoming the Elijah Effect

November ushers in the commencement of the holiday season.  Billed as the “happiest weeks of the year” the weeks spanning November 1 to December 31 can be exhilarating or exhausting.  Statistics suggest that when exhaustion settles in, Satan’s fiery dart of discouragement embeds itself in our hearts.  Choosing to detonate discouragement during the holiday season […]

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